Father-Daughter Duo Will Make NFL History Monday

Kevin Harlan will do play-by-play, while daughter Olivia Dekker reports from the sidelines
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2018 6:46 PM CDT
A father-daughter duo will share an NFL radio broadcast for the first time in history on Monday.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

(Newser) – Get ready for an NFL first: On Monday, father and daughter Kevin Harlan and Olivia Harlan Dekker will be part of a three-person team announcing the Green Bay Packers vs. the San Francisco 49ers for the Westwood One radio network, USA Today reports. It's the first time a father-daughter duo have shared an NFL broadcast, according to a statement from the network, though Marv Albert and son, Kenny, shared several broadcasts during the 2004-05 season. On Monday, Harlan and Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner will be in the both doing play-by-play and analysis, respectively. Dekker will be the sideline reporter. In the statement, Harlan said, "This will be an incredibly proud moment for our family," with Dekker, a college football sideline reporter for ESPN, saying, "To work an NFL game together on national radio is a personal and professional highlight for me." (Read more NFL stories.)

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